Instructional Development Services provides staff and resources to help you design and develop instructional activities and course materials with technology tools that fit with your student learning outcomes.
Instructional Design involves the use of course goals and measurable learning objectives to plan and develop learning activities with assessment methods that are "best practices" for teaching and learning. Instructional Design focuses on solving problems in learning environments by systematically analyzing the causes of the problems, identifying solutions and designing, developing and implementing them cost effectively.
Technology tools for student-centered learning
Student-centered learning emphasizes what the student does or demonstrates during the instructional process and what they are able to do after instruction. In other words, students take on more responsibilities and are active in making choices and showing what they have learned in real-life contexts.
With this shift of focus, learning objectives need to clearly describe what behaviors the student will demonstrate, along with the specific criteria for mastery, so that each objective then can be assessed after instruction.
The learner receives feedback via assessments that can be either self-assessments for practice, tests that are graded or other products of learning that can be assessed by criteria or rubrics.
This systematic process will benefit the design and development of any instruction:
- Hybrid Course Development
Whether instructors are teaching online, in a classroom, supplementing classroom instruction with multimedia materials, or teaching courses that combine both online and classroom components such as hybrid courses, Instructional Design Specialists collaborate with content experts (instructors) and ask questions that facilitate the design and development of instructional materials.
For extensive redesign of courses that integrate technology into teaching and learning, Instructional Designers can offer help to manage team projects.
For larger, innovative projects, grants are available.
IDS training helps ACC Faculty to meet SACS Alternative Study Initiatives:
- Integrate appropriate technologies or strategies into teaching and learning activities.
- Employ technology tools and teaching strategies to assess student learning.
- Employ distributed learning practices and activities in courses.
- Keep abreast of new technologies and teaching innovations.
- Effectively manage the increasing demand and production of electronic information.
- Improve student success through the use of technology and learning tools
For additional information about instructional design services, start here by initiating a project or contact one of our Instructional Design Specialists.